The OSMIS Project

(Last updated 18 August 2003)

The OSMIS project is a large-scale Open Source development project, collaboratively undertaken by the CSIR, Kgatelopele Technologies and Wits University. The focus of OSMIS is to develop an Open Source-enabled school administration and management system and to facilitate its long-term sustainability through a strong Open Source community.

This project has its roots in the original Shuttleworth Foundation's (TSF) Schooltool project, and TSF continues to provide support, expertise and inspiration towards this project. The UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) Imfundo is another key partner, that has been instrumental in getting this project off the ground in such a short time.

The project also has numerous contributors, stakeholders and general enthusiasts including (but not limited to) NetDay, Linuxlab, SchoolNet SA, SchoolNet Namibia, UNISA, Direqlearn and the SA Department of Education.